Paul’s Pilgrimage: Footsteps of Paul Tour 10 Days

Flexible

10 Days

Max People

10-39

Difficulty

Long

Tour Type

Regular

Paul’s Pilgrimage: Tracing the Apostle in Turkey is not just a tour; it’s a transformative journey that combines history, spirituality, and cultural immersion to create a unique and unforgettable experience for those seeking a deeper connection with the legacy of St. Paul.

Embark on a 10-day spiritual odyssey tracing the Apostle Paul’s missionary journeys through historic Greece and Turkey. Walk ancient streets where Paul preached, stand on the shores he sailed, and delve into the rich tapestry of early Christianity. Explore iconic cities like Thessaloniki, Philippi, Athens, Ephesus, and Pergamum, each teeming with archaeological treasures and captivating narratives. Reflect on Paul’s teachings and their enduring relevance, all amidst the vibrant cultures and stunning landscapes of these captivating lands. This transformative pilgrimage promises a deeper understanding of faith, history, and the enduring legacy of the Apostle Paul.

 

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Included/Excluded

  • 10 Nights accommodation
  • Tour Guide in English, Spanish and French
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Izmir, Istanbul Hotel with BB
  • Cappadocia, Pamukkale and Konya HB
  • Dinner (5)
  • Breakfast (11)
  • Extra Tours
  • Cable car fees estimated 15 dollars
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • House of Virgin Mary House is 20 dollars approx.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrival in Izmir and transfer to hotel.

DAY 2

Milet

First step of St. Paul, where he met with his followers on the 3rd journey Mileto. Visit the natal territory of Philosophie and seeing the theatre of Mileto. 

Ephesus

Discover the footprints of the Roman Empire in the ancient city of Ephesus.

Izmir St. Policarpo

Before closing of St. Policarpo Church, we must turn back to Izmir and French architecture of the church waiting you. 

Izmir

Accommodation ın a Izmir Hotel with BB.

DAY 3

Pergamum

Begin your day in Pergamon, a city with deep connections to the Book of Revelation. Explore the Acropolis of Pergamon, home to the Altar of Zeus and the impressive theatre. Discover the rich history of this Hellenistic city and its role in shaping early Christian communities.

Thyatira 

Travel to Thyatira, an ancient city famous for its trade and craftsmanship. Visit the archaeological remains that tell the story of a vibrant community.

Sardes

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Sardis, an ancient capital renowned for its wealth and opulence. Explore the ruins of the Temple of Artemis, the Gymnasium and the colossal Temple of Cybele. Immerse yourself in the spiritual resonance of the Sardis Synagogue, which reflects the city's diverse religious influences.

Philapelphia 

Continue your odyssey to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Walk the streets that once echoed with the footsteps of the Apostle Paul and visit the ancient ruins, including the remains of the city walls. Explore the archaeological treasures that illuminate the early Christian presence in Philadelphia.

Pamukkale 

Accommodation ın a Pamukkale Hotel with HB.

DAY 4

Hierapolis/Pamukkale

Hierapolis or Pamukkale where we can find the tomb of St. Philipe. Enjoy the natural park and their hot spring water. You have a opportunity of swim in the ancient pool. We 

Laodicea

Our last church in the region in the city of Laodecia where we complete all churches of Apocalypse. Accommodation ın a Pamukkale Hotel.

DAY 5

Antioch of Pisidia

Departure from Pamukkale in the early of Morning and go to central Anatolia to follow of St. Paul steps. The next stop will be Antioch of Pisidia in Isparta.

Konya St. Paul Church

St. Paul's Church is steeped in historical significance, believed to be associated with the journey of the Apostle Paul, a pivotal figure in early Christianity.

Konya

Accomodation ın a Konya Hotel with HB.

 

DAY 6

Cappadocia

Continue to Cappadocia, where established first community on Anatolia. Here you will learn about Saint Basil, Gregor of Nissa and Gregory of Nazianzus, considered the father of the churches in Cappadocia. 

Goreme Open Air Museum

Dating back to the 4th century, the Göreme Open Air Museum is a treasure trove of rock-cut architecture that served as a monastic complex. Carved into the soft volcanic rock, the site boasts a collection of churches, chapels, and living quarters, each adorned with exquisite Byzantine frescoes that narrate biblical tales.

Ihlara Valley

Embark on an enchanting adventure through the heart of Cappadocia, as Ihlara Valley unveils its secrets—a stunning gorge carved by nature, adorned with ancient rock-cut churches, and surrounded by lush greenery. This journey promises a harmonious blend of natural beauty and historical  wonders. 

Cappadocia

Accommodation ın a Cappadocia Hotel with HB

DAY 7

Uçhisar Castle

Begin your adventure at Uçhisar Castle, a towering fortress carved into the natural rock formations. As the highest point in Cappadocia, the castle offers panoramic views of the surreal landscapes below.

Zelve Paşabağ Valley

Next, venture into the enchanting Zelve Paşabağ Valley, renowned for its whimsical fairy chimneys. Immerse yourself in the ethereal atmosphere as you meander through the valley, discovering ancient cave dwellings and rock formations that narrate the tales of Cappadocia's early inhabitants.

Özkonak Underground City

Delve into the mysterious depths of Özkonak Undercity, an underground complex that reveals the intricate architecture and innovative engineering of ancient Cappadocian civilizations. Accommodation ın a Cappadocia Hotel with HB.

DAY 8

Istanbul

After landing from Kayseri Airport to Istanbul, transfer to hotel for overnight.

DAY 9

Istanbul Ayasofya Mosque

Start your journey at Ayasofya Mosque, a cultural jewel that has witnessed the ebb and flow of history for over 1,500 years. Formerly a cathedral and then a mosque, Ayasofya stands as an architectural marvel, adorned with stunning mosaics and a dome that seems to touch the heavens.

Blue Mosque

Next, experience the tranquil beauty of the Blue Mosque, officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Admire its striking blue tiles that give the mosque its name, and bask in the harmonious atmosphere created by its cascading domes and six towering minarets.

Hippodrome

Step into the open expanse of the Hippodrome, once the heart of Byzantine Constantinople's public life. Marvel at the ancient Egyptian obelisks, the Serpent Column, and the German Fountain—relics that tell tales of empires and events spanning centuries.

Istanbul 

Accommodation ın a Istanbul Hotel with BB.

DAY 10

Istanbul

Free day in Istanbul. Those who wish can visit Topkapi palace or take a Bosphorus tour as an extra. 

DAY 11

Istanbul

End of the tour. 

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